Android Beta Test

Android-Dvlpr  Don’t mind us . . . We’re just running a little Beta test for Android.  

If you have a smartphone that runs on an Android platform and would like to participate in our little experiment, please contact Pastor Joshua at pastor@stpauls39.org.

We are also look for a few mystery shoppers to provide a little feedback about our website, Facebook page, and other places of online presence.  Interested?

Contact Pastor Joshua at pastor@stpauls39.org.

2012 Thanksgiving Drive

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2012 Thanksgiving Drive!  Through your faithful efforts, St. Paul’s collected 1669 lbs of food for local families this Thanksgiving holiday, well exceeding our goal of 1200 lbs!

Thanksgiving BasketsOn Monday, members of St. Paul’s gathered together to sort and pack the food into Thanksgiving Baskets that were delivered the following day to over 40 families.  The remaining amount of food was delivered to the monthly food pantry at First Baptist Church.  The volunteers were delighted to receive this food,

The Thanksgiving Drive is a huge ministry that is continues to grow each year.  This worthy ministry is built on the loving action of many volunteers – from those who prepare soup for the Eat2Feed Soup Supper to those who enjoy the soup while contributing to the cause; from the staff at Marsh Main Street Market to council members who organize the logistics; from members who pack & deliver baskets to the many volunteers across our county who faithfully serve day in, day out in the fight against local hunger.  This year, we are especially thankful for those who serve at the monthly food pantry at First Baptist Church.Delivering Thanksgiving

So this Thanksgiving, as we all prepare to sit down at the table and enjoy a holiday feast with those we love and thank God for the blessings we enjoy in life, let also give thanks to God for the many hearts and hands that put faith into action and work hard to see that others may join in the praise of thanksgiving to God.

Artists of the Passion

The 2013 Art of the Passion exhibit will feature all new pieces by several talented artists working across an exciting range of media.  The featured artists will each depict one of the traditional Stations of the Cross, which will then be placed together with a final compilation piece as a meditative gallery walk.

The 2013 exhibit will include 8 new featured artists:

  • Linda Witte Hanke     (Indianapolis)
  • Wayne Shedler    (Lexington, KY)
  • Ed Selvidge    (Delphi)
  • Mirvia Sol Eckert    (Indianapolis)
  • Stephanie Robertson    (Indianapolis)
  • Lauren Ehrman    (Frankfort)
  • Bill Dahman    (Logansport)
  • Dwayne Daehler    (Lafayette)

Returning this year as featured artists are:

  • Ann Lahr    (Corvallis, OR)
  • Barbara Kinsler    (Frankfort)
  • Elias Garza    (Frankfort)
  • Daniel Driggs    (Frankfort)
  • Ann Dahman    (Logansport)
  • Marge Burkholder    (Plymouth)
  • Cheryl Kaldahl     (Lafayette)

The Art of the Passion exhibit will be open to the public during Holy Week, March 24th-March 30th, 2013.

Times, group reservations, and other information forthcoming.  You can also follow the Art of the Passion on Facebook.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

During the month of November, St. Paul’s will be raising funds and collecting items to create Thanksgiving Baskets for local families. Here are some ways you can participate.

1. Annual Soup Supper
St. Paul’s will host a soup supper on Friday, November 2nd from 4pm to 7pm. You can get soup to go or stay for an all-you-can-eat soup dinner. Freewill donations. All proceeds will be used to create & fill Thanksgiving Baskets.

2. Food Drive
From November 2nd to November 18th, you can also donate non-perishable items to be placed in the basket. The following items will be accepted:

  • canned gravy or gravy mixes
  • can of vegetables
  • canned pumpkin
  • can of cranberry sauce
  • $10 gift certificate for local grocery store
  • your favorite “Thanksgiving Leftovers” idea/recipe

Items can be dropped off at St. Paul’s on Sunday morning or Tuesday evenings from 5p-6p.

Step-by-Step Faith

Starting this October, St. Paul’s is offering a faith education program for children in grades K-8.

“Step-by-Step Faith” is an educational program that teaches children the basics of the Christian faith with an age-specific approach. Classes are held every Thursday from 5p-6p on a rotational basis.  The October schedule is as follows:

  • Oct 4th: K – 2nd graders focus on learning the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Oct 11th: 3rd-5th graders learn the Christian story as told through the creeds.
  • Oct 18th: 6th-8th graders explore the stories of the Bible.
  • Oct 25th: All ages are invited to a family faith night.

For more information or to let us know you would like to participate, contact Pastor Joshua Burkholder by sending an email to pastor@stpauls39.org or leaving a message on the church phone at (765) 654-5933.


Bring Joy into Your Life

Barbara Pederson, Founder and Director of C.L.A.S.S, will be presenting the topic of “keeping joy in your life” at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on October 10th at 7 p.m.  Those who attend will be given 7 tips on how to hold onto your joy in any situation.

Oct. 10th  at 7 PM

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2029 S. St. Rd 39, Frankfort, IN 46041

Sponsored by Women of the ELCA & Thrivent Financial

Call for Artists

St. Paul’s invites proposals from artists to be considered for a place as a featured artist in the 2013 Art of the Passion.

Art of the Passion seeks to invite the community into a deeper reflection of the cross through creative interpretations of the Stations of the Cross. The exhibit brings the work of 14 creative & talented artists, working in a variety of media and representing a diversity of faith, together into a single, meditative gallery walk open to the public through Holy Week.

All styles are mediums are welcome and creativity is encouraged. Artists interested in submitting a proposal may apply online, make inquiries by emailing arts@stpauls39.org, or leave a message at (765) 654-5933.

The deadline for proposals is September 30, 2012.

The next Art of the Passion will be open March 24 – 30, 2013.